Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Indian Driving Experience

During my last trip to India, managed to persuade my mother for dad's car keys. The stress behind the wheel made me admit to WHO facts on Indians topping in blood pressure and heart ailments. We have very few or NO rules! Two lanes become five lanes at any given point of time.

This blog is a compilation of various drivers / people I have managed to encounter. We can see an orderly chaos and beleive me its much safer than what we feel it would be

Two Wheelers
Often referred to as an all terrain bike - fit for enterpreneurs- they are also quick, show similar traits of adaptability, and take quick decisions in maneuvering across dividers, cars and people

Cars ( Four Wheelers)
Can be an eptiome of Indian hospitality - noticed a group of 6 in a small car

Can be compared to Indian Public Sector Units (PSU's) - they are a necessity evil. they have some amazing graffiti and funny lines like horn OK please etc., If you mistake it for an invitation for honking - be cautious - no matter how hard you press - they dont budge an inch

Tuk Tuk's ( Autos - Three Wheelers)
Often refered to as common mans car. It is worth mentioning that they form the life line for many stream transportation across India. Only the island of Mumbai managed to keep them away

We also need to share the same road with cows, bullock carts, pedestrians, school children et al.,

On a positive note, we tend to accommodate every moving element on the road and still reach our destination safely. I beleive the key trait of being accommodative evolved within us